Pelosi Meets Singapore Leaders as China Ratchets Up Taiwan Tensions

Pelosi Meets Singapore Leaders as China Ratchets Up Taiwan Tensions


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and a delegation of five other U.S. lawmakers met with Singapore’s President Halimah Yacob, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, and Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan on Monday, the first stop on a tour of the Indo-Pacific region that could bring Pelosi to Taiwan.

Pelosi’s itinerary includes official stops in Malaysia, South Korea, and Japan after Singapore. Her possible, but as yet unannounced, stop in Taiwan has been opposed with increasingly belligerent threats by China. Chinese officials and state media mouthpieces have gone as far as suggesting a military response if Pelosi and her delegation try to land in Taiwan, perhaps even attempting to force her plane down or firing at it.

Senior Taiwanese and U.S. officials said over the weekend

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